Shops 'nervous' about festive sales

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Retailers are in a "state of nervousness" amid signs that shoppers are holding off on Christmas purchases in the hope of bargains in the coming weeks, an industry report has said.


The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said UK retail sales were 0.4% higher last month on a like-for-like basis than a year ago, but the figures were flattered by weak comparisons with last year, when sales dropped 1.6%.
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